How many of you make home made soup? It's super easy, inexpensive, and very healthy! I was even surprised by my usually silent teen that he wanted it for dinner. Next time you bake a whole chicken or roast a turkey, make soup. I'll share my secret recipes below.
Another goody? I've lowered the price on a pair of unusual, artful pearl earrings. They are now a very affordable cost at way under $10!
Red Wave Wire and Pearly White Earrings
Double curves of wire end in nice fat white pearls. Lots of detail in the many tiny red glass beads wired in line.
One of a kind, original design by The Frugal Artisan (that's me!). Good for the person who makes a point of having a personal style.
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The Frugal Artisan Gives Chase to Winter's Chill
Two easy steps:
Step 1. Stock
chicken or turkey bones
o remove most of the meat
o if a whole carcass is not available, use the
giblets from a chicken (ie neck, organs)
that come in the package
o old vegetables you might otherwise discard
such as carrots, celery leaves, onion
(this is the perfect time to save on food costs)
o spices, optional (bay leaf, rosemary sprig,
Place the poultry items and vegetables in a big pot and cover with water, more for larger birds, less for only poultry parts. Bring to a boil, then turn down and simmer for a couple hours.
Remove from heat and strain liquid. Remove any good meat and save for step 2. Discard the bones, organs, vegetables and spices.
Step 2. Noodle Soup
4 C stock
Meat bits from Step 1 above
Egg noodles, 2 C cooked per package instructions
mixed vegetables, 1 can
- or -
fresh vegetables, 1 C steamed (such as peas, diced carrot)
potato, 2 medium red or white baked and diced
Add the meat, noodles, vegetables to stock and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Warm through and serve with crusty bread.
THAT'S IT! Guaranteed to please even a teen.